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Diaporthe kongii R.G. Shivas, S.M. Thomps. & A.J. Young

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Scientific name
Diaporthe kongii
Author
R.G. Shivas, S.M. Thomps. & A.J. Young
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Sordariomycetes
Order
Diaporthales
Family
Diaporthaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Based on phylogenetic inference from the ITS sequence data, D. kongii is closely related to Phomopsis cuppatea. Morphologically D. kongii has smaller conidia than those of P. cuppatea (Thompson et al., 2011).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

It is a rare species, with only four occurrences in the world. More studies need to be done to learn more about its ecology and distribution, so I suggest including it in Deficient Data.


Geographic range

There are about 4 records of occurrence of the species worldwide.


Population and Trends

The species is not common in the world, presenting only two occurrences in Brazil.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs as an endophyte of plants from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and a phytopathogen of commercial crops.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

It is not a common species. Half occurrences of the species in Brazil were in the Atlantic Forest, one of the largest biodiversity hotspot on the planet.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areas

Conservation Actions

Half of the records in Brazil are in the area of ​​environmental protection.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

Unknown.

Unknown

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted